Who we are
Upswing is an award-winning contemporary circus company founded in 2006 by Vicki Dela Amedume. Since then the company has created world-class performance and participatory experiences. We use circus to tell new stories in extraordinary ways, amplifying and celebrating the skills, creative talents and stories of diverse artists and communities.
Our new Treasurer will share a passion for our work and be committed to Upswing’s purpose and company goals. They will oversee the financial management of Upswing with support from the rest of the Board. The Treasurer is a key advisor to both the Executive and the other board members, but is not expected to take a hands-on bookkeeping or accounts preparation role.
Essential skills and experience:
• Qualified accountant or experience of working in a senior role with supervisory
responsibility for a finance function within the voluntary or charitable sector
• Good understanding of financial accounting, auditing and risk management skills
• Have or be willing to acquire knowledge of the charity SORP
• Knowledge of financial management including bookkeeping, financial processes and procedures
• Have or be willing to develop knowledge and experience of current and fundraising finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations, including policies, rules around trading, tax, and fundraising
• Good financial monitoring and analytic skills
• Exceptional communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
• Ability to communicate financial information clearly to all levels of understanding
• Commitment to Upswing’s overall objectives
Desirable skills and experience:
• Previous experience as a Treasurer
• Experience of working in a senior role with supervisory responsibility for finance within the performing arts sector
Upswing is currently based in East London but the organisation is relocating to Staffordshire in autumn 2024 as part of the NPO Transfer Programme. Board meetings currently take place online but we are particularly interested in hearing from applicants based in London or Staffordshire.
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